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Motorists 'blinded by sun' acquitted of killing cyclist
Stan Coates was sitting on roadside waiting for ambulance when second vehicle struck him, causing fatal injuries
Two motorists who stood trial on charges of causing the death of a cyclist in October last year by careless driving have been cleared by a jury at Newcastle Crown Court, where they had said during their trial that they had been blinded by the sun.
Stan Coates, aged 55 and from West Herrington in Sunderland, was sitting injured at the roadside waiting for an ambulance after being struck by a car driven by 25-year-old Michael Elton when he was struck by a second vehicle and dragged along the road.